Director, Federal Programs and Alternative Operations302.552.3772Executive Secretary, Office of Federal Programs and Alternative Operations302.552.3726Specialist, Grant Support & Alternative Operations302.552.3772District Liaison, Special Populations & Family and Community Engagement302.552.3714Liaison, Private Schools302.552.3740
District Services: Visiting TeachersVisiting Teacher302.552.3800Visiting Teacher302.552.3790
About Our Department
Federal education programs are resources that are administered to states by the US Department of Education. These programs are designed to support the mission to be of quality assistance and support in many areas.
The aid is spear-headed to strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual, and to supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education.
The hope is that the funding will encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs and promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information.
The funding is spent to improve the coordination of Federal education programs, advance the management of Federal education activities and to intensify the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.
These programs include but are not limited to resources such as IDEA, Title I Part A, Title II Part A, Title III, Title IV, McKinney-Vento Homeless Program (under Title I), Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act; and many more.
Each year we submit the Consolidated Grant Application (CGA) to the Delaware Department of Education.
Our office is the main point of contact for all things Title I.
Other contacts for other Federal Programs are as follows:
Perkins: Louis (Lou) Mingione, Education Associate
Red Clay is part of the New Castle County Consortium for alternative programming. We work with three programs:
Positive CHANGE Academy, Parkway Academy and Kingswood Academy.
Click here for contact information for each program.
District Liaison for Special Populations:
April Anderson is the District Liaison for Special Populations for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. April serves as the primary contact for both children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness. Through the coordination of multiple services, April ensures that all students enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically.
Understanding that every family has varied circumstances, April enjoys connecting with families to meet them where they are. A Delaware native, April takes pride in graduating from Red Clay Schools and will always consider herself an “AI Tiger”. In her spare time she travels every opportunity she can and plans to hike across every US National Park. The motto she tries to live by is…”Leave people better than you found them.”
Title I & Title II Private School Liaison:
Prepares and mail Intent to Participate forms to all the private schools located within the Red Clay Consolidated School District to see which schools are interested in receiving allocations from available federal programs (Title I, Title IIA, Title IIB, Title III, Title IV and IDEA); Collects and distributes list of interested private schools to appropriate department heads; Mails or emails poverty data forms to all private schools interested in receiving Title I services; Collects and compiles poverty data information and send to DSC for processing; Leads two Red Clay Meaningful Consultation Meetings per year for all private schools receiving Title IIA services (fall and spring); Collects and processes Title IIA paperwork from private schools for reimbursement; Manages and updates Title IIA school balances on Google Docs; Collects and processes Title I invoices from vendor; Maintains audit-ready ongoing communication with our private schools
District Services (Dropout Prevention, Visiting Teachers):
Red Clay utilizes our team of Visiting Teachers to provide support to our schools. Visiting Teachers work to assist the buildings to be in compliance with Delaware Code and Red Clay Policy related to attendance. They are there to support and enhance the work done at the building level and to intervene in situations where building efforts fail to elicit and produce change in a student's daily attendance.
Where We Are
1502 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19805